Advice on how to update old website with new on the same domain

Neil Patel

Apr 8, 2020
cPanel Access Level
Website Owner
I currently have a domain of my website hosted on cPanel made with Wordpress , and i want change it to a new theme i have got, but also how can i start working on the theme of my new website without removing the existing website, because it would take me 3-4 hours a day to make changes to the new site them.

Can i do a Addon domain and upload the theme there ? and later when done delete the old website domain when done and then is it possible to change the new domain url to the old one once deleted.

If this above step is possible then how to i open it with wordpress admin to edit as the old site was made by a friend and i dont know much.


Product Owner II
Staff member
Nov 14, 2017

I'm not sure I understand the issue here, you're noting that you want to change the theme in Wordpress but that should not require a new site. You should be able to preview the theme within the WordPress dashboard without having to create a new account or addon domain.